File:Steve Reich2.jpg|thumb|right| Reich performing ''Clapping Music'' in 2006
'''Stephen Michael Reich''' (;
born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young
, Terry Riley
, and Philip Glass
, pioneered minimal music
in the mid to late 1960s.
[Mertens, W. (1983), ''American Minimal Music'', Kahn & Averill, London, (p.11).] [Michael Nyman, writing in the preface of Mertens' book refers to the style as "so called minimal music" (Mertens p.8).] ["The term 'minimal music' is generally used to describe a style of music that developed in America in the late 1960s and 1970s; and that was initially connected with the composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley,... ]